Gomes homers against former team, Reds blank RaysJun 28, 2011 - 2:15 AM Tampa Bay Rays.
Brandon Phillips went 4-for-5 and knocked in a pair for the Reds on the eve of his 30th birthday. Fred Lewis had two hits and scored once as Cincinnati bounced back from losing two of three at Baltimore over the weekend. The Reds moved to 7-0 all-time against the Rays.
Leake (7-4) limited the Rays to four hits and snapped a personal two-game skid. Sam LeCure allowed one hit over the ensuing two innings and Nick Masset finished up the shutout.
Jeremy Hellickson (7-7) had nine strikeouts over six innings, but lost his fourth consecutive start. The Rays have scored a total of one run in those games.
Ben Zobrist and Matt Joyce each doubled twice for the Rays, who had a four- game winning streak broken. They've lost just twice in their last 10 contests.
- CINCINNATI: 5
TAMPA BAY: 0
Jun 27 10:03 PM
- Scott Rolen reached first on a fielder's choice to second. On the play, Joey Votto advanced to third on Ben Zobrist's fielding error which scored Brandon Phillips. Runners on first and third with none out and Jay Bruce due up.
Reds 5, Rays 0 Top 7, 0 OutsJun 27 9:20 PM
- Brandon Phillips singled to left scoring Paul Janish. On the play, Fred Lewis advances to second. Runners on first and second with two outs and Joey Votto due up.
Reds 4, Rays 0 Top 4, 2 OutsJun 27 8:21 PM
- Jonny Gomes lead-off Home Run (11) to left. Ramon Hernandez is due up.
Reds 3, Rays 0 Top 4, 0 OutsJun 27 8:11 PM
- Jay Bruce singled to right scoring Brandon Phillips. Runner on first with two outs and Jonny Gomes due up.
Reds 2, Rays 0 Top 1, 2 OutsJun 27 7:25 PM
- Brandon Phillips doubled to center scoring Fred Lewis. Runner on second with none out and Joey Votto due up.
Reds 1, Rays 0 Top 1, 0 OutsJun 27 7:18 PM
- CINCINNATI: 0
TAMPA BAY: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Jun 27 7:11 PM
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